Centre for Children's Rights


Prof Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children's Rights
LL.B, LL.M, PhD,
Barrister at Law

‌‌‌photograph of Dr Bronagh Byrne

Dr Bronagh Byrne
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Deputy Directors

Lesley Emerson
Dr Karen Winter

Other Members:

Prof David Archard
Prof Paul Connolly
Dr Mary-Louise Corr 
Clare Dwyer
Prof Jannette Elwood
Dr Stefania Giannakaki
Dr Karen Kerr
Prof Ruth Leitch
Prof Madeleine Leonard
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Dr Alison Mackenzie
Dr Chelsea Marshall
Dr Siobhan McAllister
Dr Sarah Miller
Dr Karen Orr
Dr Dirk Schubotz

Research Students:

Jen Banks
Rhian Barrance
Josephine Bweyale
Lovina Emejulu
Erika Frank
Lucy Royal-Dawson
Harry Shier
Triona Stokes
Michelle Templeton

News from the Centre for Children's Rights

Research Grant awarded by Council of Europe

The Centre for Children’s Rights has been awarded a research grant by the Council of Europe.  The project team consists of Laura Lundy (Principal Investigator), Bronagh Byrne and...

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New Visiting Research Fellow

The Centre for Children’s Rights is delighted to welcome Dr Zeynep Kiliç from Istanbul Bilgi University as Visiting Research Fellow. Dr Kiliç is a lecturer in child...

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UNICEF - adolescent participation

Laura Lundy was invited to an expert meeting at UNICEF New York in January 2017.  She was asked to present her model of children’s rights-based participation and was involved in...

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PhD student Amy Brown awarded a Santander Mobility Scholarship

PhD student Amy Brown has been awarded a Santander Mobility Scholarship to travel to the United States to visit Boston College School of Law and the Robert F Kennedy National Resource Centre for...

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The Centre for Children's Rights was delighted to welcome Professor Michael Freeman, Visiting Professor of the Centre, in March 2017. Professor Freeman is Emeritus Professor of English Law and...

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Lansdown, G., Lundy, L. & Goldhagen, J. (2016) The U.N. convention on the rights of the child: Relevance and application to pediatric clinical bioethics ' Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 58, 3, p. 252-266

Lundy, L & Byrne, B (2017), The four general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: the potential value of the approach in other areas of human rights law. in  Wandehole, Desmet, Brems (eds) Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, Inspiration, Integration. Routledge.

Lundy, L & Cook-Sather, A (2016), Children's Rights and Student Voice. in D Wyse, L Hayward & J Pandya (eds), The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. SAGE.

Byrne, B. (2016)  Do Children still need to Escape Childhood?  A Reassessment of John Holt and his Vision for Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Rights, (24) 113-134.

Emerson, L. and Lloyd, K. (2016) Measuring children’s experience of their right to participate in school and community: a rights-based approach. Children and Society. [early online].

Lloyd, K. and Emerson, L. (2016)(Re)examining the relationship between children’s subjective wellbeing and their participation rights. Child Indicators Research. [early online].

Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Reconciling Children's Policy and Children's Rights: Barriers to Effective Government Delivery'Children and Society, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 266-276., 10.1111/chso.12045